Citizens of a large number of nations can enter New Zealand on a three-month visitor..Travel Health
New Zealand is one of the safest travel destinations in the world, with few endemic..Local Currency
New Zealand's currency is the New Zealand dollar (NZ$). The currency is relatively..Weather
Due to the disparity in latitude between the northernmost and southernmost parts of the..Local Customs
New Zealand is a member of the British Commonwealth, and the majority of the population..Languages
New Zealand's people are generally friendly and willing to help out tourists. English is..Transport Options
There are three international airports in NZ located in the major centres of Auckland and..Travel Tips
Like most countries New Zealand has its share of customs and idiosyncrasies, most of..Local Food
New Zealand's cuisine is extremely varied. The basic cuisine is based on traditional..Local Timezones
New Zealand is slightly to the west of the International Date Line, which means that is..Dutyfree Limits
Duty free is readily available at major airports. If you’re 18 years of age or..
The smaller of the two main islands that make up New Zealand, the north island is by far the most populous with just..South Island Information
The South Island of New Zealand is larger but much less populated than it's northern neighbour, with just under a..INDEX OF ALL states AND LOCATIONS
New Zealand is one of the safest travel destinations in the world, with few endemic diseases, however there is a high level of UV light in New Zealand and sunburn is a risk for visitors when spending time outdoors. Sunsceen and sunglasses are recommended especially for visitors of european descent.
New Zealand has a first-class healthcare and accident compensation system. Medical help is readily available via a public health system and a large number of doctors practices. The public hospital system is free of charge to Australian and British visitors however those of other nationalities will be charged a fee for any treatment recieved. An Accident Compensation System is in place which will cover the costs of treatment for accidental injury.
In terms of safety New Zealand has a high level of safety comparable to other western countries. However, there are still risks, and common sense should be applied. Keep a copy of all major documents such as Passports, Credit Cards, Bank Cards etc. Take care at night time. Don't carry large amounts of cash. Simply use common sense and it is not hard to stay out of trouble.
The weather should also be taken into account when considering personal safety. New Zealand can experience strong storms and is known for it’s variable weather. Care should be taken when heading out that appropriate clothing is taken, particularly when undertaking extended walks in alpine regions where the weather can cause fatality.
In the case of an emergency, dial 111, which gives access to Police, the Fire Service, Ambulance or Search and Rescue.
We strongly advise that all Australian travellers check the latest travel advice on the Australian Government Smart Traveller site.
Imagine an urban environment where everyone lives within half an hour of beautiful beaches, hiking trails and a dozen..Queenstown Information
Nestled in the Southern Alps of New Zealand on the shores of Lake Wakatipu, Queenstown is the premier four season lake..Wellington Region Information
Explore the great outdoors, shop till you drop, sample the culinary delights, and wander picturesque vineyards...Rotorua Information
The Rotorua region was the birthplace of New Zealand tourism in the 1800s and it remains one of New Zealand’s..Milford Sound Information
Described by Rudyard Kipling as the 'eighth wonder of the world', Milford Sound was carved by glaciers during..Wellington Information
Wellington’s many charms lie in part with it's close proximity to the natural attractions of the region. The central..Christchurch - Canterbury Information
Float above the plains in a hot air balloon or soak in relaxing thermal pools. Enjoy the excellent food and wine or..Bay of Plenty Information
Gardens and art are the stars of spring in the Bay of Plenty. The mild climate makes it the perfect time to view the..INDEX OF ALL LOCATIONS